To keep the momentum of career growth and to stand out of the crowd, you always need to upgrade your skills. According to an American business author Denis Waitley, “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” If you’re running your own business, you may not need to upgrade too much, but as an employee, you always keep learning new things to stay ahead of others. It becomes an important part of your life.
Similarly, graphic designers too always need to look for new tools and techniques to enhance their creativity so that they can make a different identity. Design tutorials, comprising of the latest trends and trick, can help them keeping skills sharp and creative. Here in the list below, we’re presenting 15 new graphic design tutorials that can help designers to enhance their graphic design skill sets to stay on top of their jobs in 2018.
1. Creating a Cupcake in Adobe Illustrator
Through this graphic design tutorial, you’ll get to know how an awe-aspiring cupcake with chocolate and cream frosting, including a cherry on the top can be created.
2. Learn To Create An Endless Picture Within A Picture Illusion Using Adobe Photoshop
This graphic design tutorial will guide you to create an optical illusion which creates an experience for the onlookers that makes them see something which is actually not there or is quite distinct than how it looks like.
3. How to Create Geometric Patterns in Photoshop
Colorful geometric patterns are a wonderful way to give your graphic designs an extra edge. Some may appear to be very complicated, and you may be overwhelmed thinking to make one. But you may find many that aren’t really complex to create as they appear. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide to create colorful and complex-looking geometric patterns.
4. Create and Sell iMessage Stickers
Once you read this full tutorial, you’ll be able to create iMessage stickers for the App Store. This is all about designing and learning Xcode to create cartoon-themed stickers.
5. Unearth How to Use After Effect to Mimic Augmented Reality
This tutorial will take you on a tour through which you’ll learn to use the power of After Effects to mimic augmented reality (AR). You may find it useful if you’re intended to create a pitch video to show what an app – powered by augmented reality – could appear.
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6. Learn to Make an Abstract Liquid-Effect in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an abstract liquid-effect with a real sense of movement. This would be achieved by using a photograph, some 2-dimensional elements, and a 3-dimensional render.
7. Creating a Surreal underwater Scene with Adobe Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a surreal underwater scene by using various stock images, along with how to put a pretty cat in a shoe. Additionally, you’ll learn how to work with the group, administer bubble brushes in an underwater setting, make lighting, and many more.
8. Learn How to Make Surreal Scene of Dark Energy in Photoshop
In this walkthrough, you’ll learn the process of making Surreal Scene of Dark Energy in Photoshop.
9. Learn to Merge 3D & Photos in Photoshop
This futuristic image resembles a Bond villain’s polar. Created with the help of three separate applications, this would put your compositing skills through their paces.
10. Learn to Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop
This tutorial will help you learn how to make a soothing portrait-effect, applying a large paragraph of text which bends and cripples over the contours of the face. This effect of graphic designing is known as a Calligram, which can be very effective when presenting popular quotes or speeches by illustrating the actual words of the author/speaker.
11. How to Create an HDR Effect Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn to use luminosity masks for achieving a strong HDR effect and enhancing the overall look of the photo.
12. Learn Creating Colourful Distorted Text
After walking through this tutorial you’ll be able to create colorful distorted warped text effect in Photoshop.
13. How to Create Bright & Shiny Textures in Maxon Cinema 4D
This Maxon Cinema 4D tutorial will illustrate you how to texture and render objects with a radiant shine.
14. Learn How to Create Vertical Panels Photo Effect in Photoshop
In 12 easy steps, this Photoshop tutorial will teach to create some vertical panels that will mix subtly with the existing photo.
15. How a Compelling Human Disintegration Effect is Created
In this tutorial, you’ll get to know how an extremely persuasive and emotional human decomposition effect is created in Photoshop
Discussed above are some of the inspirational graphic designs that you may watch in 2018. And being a graphic design professional you should learn the tutorials to improve your graphic design skills and to ace career.